All News Articles for 2020-01-13

Monday, January 13, 2020
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks to guests during a campaign stop at Fisher Elementary School on January 12, 2020 in Marshalltown, Iowa. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) Warren Says 'No Interest' in Discussing It Further After Dropping Bombshell Accusation of Sexism on Sanders
"I would concede that I could've misinterpreted it and would call my 'good friend' for clarity before asserting something that clearly goes nuclear on his campaign," said one observer. "Unless that is, my intention was to go nuclear on his campaign. In which case, I'd do what Warren did."
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A USDA inspector with pig carcasses. 'A Recipe for Disaster': Consumer Safety Groups Sue USDA Over Trump's Effort to Privatize Inspections for Pork Industry
"We're suing the crap out of USDA for... feeding us crap."
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US Government Lists Non-Violent 'Valve Turner' Climate Activists as Threat on Par With Murderous Neo-Nazis
"Apparently DHS hasn't gotten the memo that pipeline protesters are working non-violently to ensure that the children and grandchildren of DHS employees—and everyone else—have a habitable climate to live in."
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) (L) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) embrace after the Democratic Presidential Debate at the Fox Theatre July 30, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) 'Ludicrous': Sanders Refutes Claims Made in Anonymously Sourced Hit Piece by CNN About Warren Meeting
"This story—based on the accounts of four anonymous sources—is the most outrageous hit piece I've ever seen," said one critic of the news outlet's decision to publish the reporting.
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The FEC has no quorum as the nation heads into an election year. Citing Dark Money Fears, Coalition Raises Alarm Over 'Zombie' FEC During Pivotal 2020 Elections
"It is beyond belief that in this presidential year of enormous consequence, the nation's campaign finance enforcement agency is defunct."
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The Northern Muriqui 'Saving Life on Earth' for Just $100 Billion: New Roadmap Shows How US Can Address Global Extinction Crisis
The plan calls for the president to declare the global extinction crisis a national emergency and establish 500 new national parks, wildlife refuges, and marine sanctuaries.
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Progressives Applaud Sanders for Willingness to Release List of Possible Judicial Nominees Before Election
"As the field narrows, all presidential candidates should prioritize the courts if they want to show voters they have a real plan to protect any of their other ideas from a hijacked judiciary."
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 "If the public views the trial as rigged," argued Craig Holman of Public Citizen, "a 'not guilty' verdict from the Senate will not be seen by the public as grounds for exoneration." (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Citing Betrayal of Oath, Watchdog Group Files Formal Ethics Complaint Against McConnell Over Trump Impeachment
"The public declarations by Senator McConnell that his role in the impeachment process is to coordinate with the White House and thereby make a mockery of the trial directly contradict his oath of impartiality."
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Defying Threat of Termination, 1,200 Florida Teachers Rally to Save Public Education
"Florida teachers are rallying for fair pay and better funding for schools, and they won't be intimidated or undermined."
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Independent journalist Emily Atkin argues that while it's "great" that a small sex toy company is doing what it can to help address the devastation in Australia, it should not go unstated just how problematic it is. (Image: Geeky Sex Toys / Instagram) Why Big Oil Companies—Not Well-Meaning Dildo Makers—Should Be Paying for Australia Fires and Climate Chaos
Journalist Emily Atkin explains why a sex toy company's "silly" fundraising effort makes a serious point about who should be paying for destruction largely caused by the fossil fuel industry.
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President Donald Trump address to the nation from the Grand Foyer at the White House on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Seems Increasingly Likely Trump Just Made Up the 'Imminent Threat' Posed by Soleimani
New reporting reveals the president conditionally approved the Iranian general's assassination seven months ago.
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders listens as former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the Democratic Presidential Debate at Texas Southern University's Health and PE Center on September 12, 2019 in Houston, Texas. #JoeVotedForTheWar Trends After Sanders Camp Fires Back at Biden's Denials of Support for Iraq Invasion
"It is appalling that after 18 years Joe Biden still refuses to admit he was dead wrong on the Iraq War."
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"Thank you to everyone contributing to this effort so far - this is a big deal," Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said on Sunday regarding her newly launched Courage to Change PAC. "Help us build a war chest to support progressive red-to-blue seats, bold incumbents, and newcomers to Congress alike." (Photo: via Courage to Change PAC) Ocasio-Cortez's Revolt Against DCCC 'Exactly What We Need' Say Progressive Democrats
Congresswoman from New York withholds dues from the party machine and launches a new PAC to help insurgent left-wing candidates.
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